2023 / 2024 Shop Events

 COME SIT and STITCH, KNIT OR CROCHET WITH US

Please join us in the Classroom at Salty Yarns every 1st and 3rd Monday and 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 1-3 pm.  Free to all.

Next meet dates: 

June 3, 13, 17, 27

 Show and Tell projects are welcome.  We love to see everyone's work.                                 

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What are you doing June 8?

Come to Salty Yarns for 'Knit In Public Day' from 11am to 1pm. There will be refreshments, music, and interactive bingo. 

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"My First Sweater Class" 

  taught by Brenda from A Lil' Bit Sheepish

To Be Announced

Learn to knit your first sweater in this class.  If you are comfortable with the knit and purl stitches, you are ready to knit this top-down summer tee.  Before class begins, you will need to purchase or pull from your stash a fingering weight yarn.  The pattern calls for 4 sets of needles.  In order to ascertain the correct gauge, which will be determined in the first class, use 32" size 5 needles to knit a swatch ahead of the first class in a stockinette stitch.  It should be at least 4 x 4 inches.  Bring your swatch to the first class to determine the correct needle size to yield the correct size sweater.  You will learn to read a pattern, knit in the round, increase 2 ways, decrease, divide for sleeves and pick up stitches to creat a neckband.  

Cost ~ $110 (includes instruction and pattern only) 

You will need to supply your needles and yarn.  Class attendees will receive 15% off any class supplies purchased in Salty Yarns. 

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October 11 -13

Salty Yarns Annual Fall Jamboree

We hope you can join us for a weekend of fun.  This year is a bit different in that there will not be any classes during this event.  It is a weekend for Fun, Stitching and Relaxation.  We also plan on having a few trunk shows in house that weekend just for the Jamboree stitchers.  The weekend includes a Friday Night reception with a welcoming gift, a catered lunch on Saturday and extended shop hours through the weekend.  

cost: $90 (Deposit of $45 required) 

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April 18 - 23, 2024

Jackie DuPlessis ~ It's Fine-ally Finished

1.  Anglo Indian work-box $430 (deposit of $260) ~ 

Thursday, April 18th full day, 1/2 day April 19th

Inspired by stunning Indian work-boxes created in the district of Vizagpatam, India where the Indian craftsmen used wood and ivory/bone to create charming cottage styled work-boxes.   These work-boxes are rare and only a few have survived.    With the isolation of covid, I seized the day and created one for myself.  I am so pleased to be able to share this stunning little cottage with removable roof.  The roof actually is functional since the sides can be flapped up to reveal needle-pages and the pincushion chimney and pink keep cap is also removable.  The entire house is stitched using a variety of Noir silk fibers on 35ct linen.  The interior is furnished with a stuffed pincushion and two removable lids that allow storage of waxers and spool holders.  Ultra Suede linens the interior cavities and the pull out draw stows your favorite scissors.  Each side of the house work-box features images close to my heart.  The front panel with it's charming garden gate, windswept trees and  key hole center, the back with it seagulls, inhabited cliff and seal-boats with compass rose.  The sides feature a bottle-brush tree and a Acacia tree. 

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2.   Ceylon Sapphire - $665 -  (Deposit $495) ~

Friday April 19th 1/2 day afternoon class, Saturday April 20th Full Day

Ceylon Sapphire is a "Ebonized" work-box that is furnished  with stitched interior panels reminiscent of the carvings done in Ceylon/Sri Lanka  mid to late 18th century.   The work-box measures around 7" square and was created to hold and store all your stitching supplies.  Lift the lined wooden lid and the interior of this work-box reveals functional panels, three of which are hinged.  These three panels are designed to stow a pincushion and the two side panels has laser cut panels to stow spools of silk fiber.  These three panels can fold down flat, but one they are folded up into a square work-box, your attention is drawn the the internal compartment that holds your treasured notions. 

  • Supplies needed for class:  Usual stitching needs, such as scissors, magnification, needles as well as paper scissors, tape and colored markers. 

    3.  Morning Glory thread pouch - one day $350 ~ (Deposit $200)

    Sunday April 21, Full Day Class

    A  functional thread pouch with two storage sections adorned with stitched morning Glory flowers that match the Morning Glory worktable.    Paper mock-up will be make in class.Usual stitching needs, such as scissors, magnification, needles as well as paper scissors, tape and colored markers.

     4.  Floral workbox - one day $500 ~ (Deposit $350)

    Monday April 22, Full Day Class

    Spider web flowers adore the stitched interior panels and pockets of a Cherry wood workbox made by Mr. Miller of Miller carpentry creations.    A diminutive sewing roll tucks neatly inside next to a scissor minder and pinkeep.  Stitched in silk fibers - 100/3 and hand-dyed fibers.

    Usual stitching needs, such as scissors, magnification, needles as well as paper scissors, tape and colored markers.

    5. Artisan's Workbox - one day $650 ~ (Deposit $480)

    Tuesday April 23, Full Day Class

    Join in on the adventure as we recreate a shaker styled sewing articles, first a sewing roll. It features a stitched linen exterior and a stunning silk taffeta interior with pockets for storage, a rounded spool storage area and cheeky pop out pincushion.  In 2025 additional Shaker inspired object/s will be added to The Artisan workbox. - be sure to contact Sara to verify added to waitlist for that class. 
    The Shaker-styled sewing roll fits neatly into one of the two compartments of a stunning figured maple workbox created by the very talented Mr. Miller from Miller Carpentry creations.  Info regarding the original workbox that was published in October 20, 2023 David A. Schorsch - Eileen M. Smiles catalog, referred to it as a Slide-lid Storage box. New Hampshire 1840. They stated it was a very rare Shaker from of workbox, this double side-lid with shaped handle. It is one of two nearly identical examples known to exist.

    Cost: $650 (Deposit $480)

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    May 3 - 5, 2024

    Salty Yarns Annual Spring Retreat
    A full weekend of stitching and comradery.  A free weekend to Stitch and Shop as you please.  The weekend includes a Friday night reception and welcoming gift, a catered lunch on Saturday and extended shop hours through weekend.
    • cost:  $80 (Deposit of $40 required)

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 To register for any of these classes...please email us at saltyyarns@aol.com or call 410-289-4667.